Young Adult Fiction

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Mrs Whitlam

Marnie Clark of Curdie Vale can ride but she doesn’t have a horse. She dreams of owning one and having the whole world to ride it in. Before too long Marnie is gifted Mrs Margaret ‘Maggie’ Whitlam, a beautiful, big Clydesdale – bold, fearless and able to jump anything. [click to continue…]

Brisbane in the fifties. The Fingleton kids don’t have much, but Tony always knew he could be someone special. He just didn’t know how. Until his father Harold realised how fast Tony and his kid brother could swim, and starrted training them to beat the world.

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From the Gabba to the Ekka, from a day on the beach with Fred at Sufferer’s Paradise’ to a rainbow cake supper at Auntie Vera’s country police station, Hugh Lunn tells more hilarious, over-the- top stories about his now famous Annerley Junction family.

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Nona & Me

Rosie and Nona are sisters. Yapas.

They are also best friends. It doesn’t matter that Rosie is white and Nona is Aboriginal: their family connections tie them together for life.

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Touch Me

For Xavier McLachlan, rugby is life, until he meets Nuala Magee. Has there ever been a girl like her? She’s feisty, she’s troubled, she’s dangerous.

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Loving Richard Feynman

Richard Feynman was a Nobel Prize-winning physicist. Catherine is a science-loving fifteen year old. Richard helped build the atom bomb. Catherine’s just trying to survive school.

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The Accident

A rainy night. A car crash.

After the accident Sarah moves to a new school. A new place where no one knows what happened to her or her brother — where she doesn’t have to deal with the history that’s pulling the rest of her family apart.

Will is keeping his head down at home, just trying to get by. [click to continue…]

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Over the Top with Jim

In 1950s’ Brisbane the Cold War is hot news, and so were the cakes at ‘Lunns for Buns’, Fred and Olive’s famous Annerley Junction cake shop. Enter one Jim Egoroff: Russian agent, all- round tough guy (aged 9) and the boy Hugh Lunn (also aged 9) is destined to make his ‘left-hand’ man. [click to continue…]

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I Am David

David’s entire twelve-year life has been spent in a grisly prison camp in Eastern Europe. He knows nothing of the outside world. But when he is given the chance to escape, he seizes it. With his vengeful enemies hot on his heels, David struggles to cope in this strange new world, where his only resources are a compass, a few crusts of bread, his two aching feet and some vague advice to seek refuge in Denmark. Is that enough to survive?  [click to continue…]

Ben Fielding is the sixteen year old son of a conservative politician. He is a dreamer and an artist whose friendship with the wild spirited atreet kid, Jess, draws him inevitably into conflict with his father.   [click to continue…]

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Black Taxi

Rosie Sinclair lives in Prestwidge, the worst suburb in the entire universe.  She’s just your typical Prestie chick, really, with a healthy interest in boys, and clothes, and clothes, and shopping, and boys.  

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Swimming Upstream

Brisbane in the fifties.  The Fingleton kids didn’t have much, but Tony always knew he could be someone special.  He just didn’t know how.

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